







Opérations de base 
20030705 

AnneMarie pose la question : Je m'appelle AnneMarie et je suis enseignante de 5e année à l'école Domaine des copains de Balmoral au NouveauBrunswick. Récemment, j'ai participé à un concours intitulé: Budweiser King Pack Nascar Hat Promo. Afin de réclamer le prix, qui est une casquette, je devais répondre à une question réglementaire. Il s'agissait d'une phrase mathématique qui se présentait comme suit: 4 x 26  24 / 8 = qui se lit: 4 fois 26 moins 24 divisé par 8 Claude Tardif lui répond. 





What is 5 squared? 
20190910 

Pori pose la question : What is 5 squared? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20190706 

Carri pose la question : What is the answer (( 5 × 12) / 3 ) + 30  50 Penny Nom lui répond. 





One millionth of one percent of 90,000,000,000 
20170116 

Gene pose la question : What absolute number is one millionth of one percent of 90,000,000,000 Penny Nom lui répond. 





20+30*0+1=? 
20161226 

Mr pose la question : 20+30*0+1=? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20150912 

Tanisha pose la question : I would just like to double check if something like 5x squared times 4x cubed equals 20x to the power of 5??
It's just that we were told you can only answer an equation like this if the base is the same...so does that mean the x part or the whole thing like 5x?
I'm sorry if that didn't make sense!
Thank you for your help!! Penny Nom lui répond. 





What is 20 and 3/5 of 10? 
20141126 

Jeannine pose la question : What is 20 and 3/5 of 10? Question is written exactly this way.
Is this 20 3/5 times 10 (103/5 times 10), or is it 20 and (3/5 times 10)? Penny Nom lui répond. 





50+913 multiplied by 2= 
20140625 

Adrian pose la question : 50+913 multiplied by 2= Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20140204 

Alex pose la question : Hi there,i got problem with order of operation.Can you please help to find a solution for this?
Thank u beforehand
63(7+2)+(2+4)/34. Penny Nom lui répond. 





A messy arithmetic expression 
20130224 

niiaryee pose la question : (((((5^2*4^3)1/5+9^3/3)+(25+(4*5)/15)^210)/10/2)3))))) Penny Nom lui répond. 





4*4+4*4+44*4=??? 
20130206 

Jacky pose la question : 4*4+4*4+44*4=??? Penny Nom lui répond. 





3x6)+(12divided by2)8= ? 
20121217 

christina pose la question : hi my question that's been bothering me is what's
(3x6)+(12divided by2)8= ????? Penny Nom lui répond. 





4+4x5+4= ? 
20121031 

Bob pose la question : 4+4x5+4= ? Harley Weston lui répond. 





5 + 5 + 5  5 + 5 + 5  5 + 5 x 0 = 
20120729 

Tom pose la question : 5 + 5 + 5  5 + 5 + 5  5 + 5 x 0 = Harley Weston lui répond. 





93(2+6)/62*5 
20120608 

Sammi pose la question : Hi there,
I am doing a practice test for my admittance into a college accounting program
and I am really confused by this equation.
The answer I got was way off what the test answer sheet says it should be.
The question is
93(2+6)/62*5
If you could explain how the answer beccomes 35 that would be greatly apprciated!!
Thank you! Robert Dawson lui répond. 





PEDMAS 
20110410 

Ross pose la question : 48 ÷ 2 (9+3)
Is the answer 2 or 288? Harley Weston lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20100207 

addie pose la question : (3+10) x 10  8 x 4 = Penny Nom lui répond. 





(24x3)+(7x8)(20/5)+(4x7) 
20091201 

Marilyn pose la question : (24x3)+(7x8)(20/5)+(4x7)
Thought I had the answer but the form says no. Could you solve it for me please. Penny Nom lui répond. 





4 squared and (4) squared 
20090929 

Andrea pose la question : Is 4 squared the same as (4) squared? I am thinking the first is 16 and the second is +16. I am trying to clarify for my students. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Evaluating x^2 + (yz  3)^2 
20090928 

Kathy pose la question : My daughter and I are having trouble solving this equation:
x²+ (yz – 3)²
if x=4,y=2 and z=0
We are having difficulty with the x² part of the equation. Thanks Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20090924 

aman pose la question : my question is regarding the fact
i have a formula which looks like this :
(ratio 1 + ratio 2 divided by 2)
so my question is do i add first then divide by 2 or do it all together Penny Nom lui répond. 





5 x 8 + 6 divided 6  12 x 2 
20090924 

Susan pose la question : 5 x 8 + 6 divided 6  12 x 2. I am not sure of the rules of operation for this type of question Penny Nom lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20080812 

Rebecca pose la question : I have 3 questions.
1) I don't really understand BEDMAS.Im going in to the 6th grade and im
kind of nervis about it.?
2)When you're doing BEDMAS what does the small 3 or 2 above the
other numerals mean?
3)How would you answer this:5+2 x 9  9 x 12= ?? Janice Cotcher lui répond. 





Why does 2^2 = 4 when 2 * 2 = 4? 
20080422 

blaine pose la question : Why does 2^2 = 4 when 2 * 2 = 4? Penny Nom lui répond. 





10  3 + 2 
20080221 

Amrit pose la question : what 103+2
is it 5 or 9 Penny Nom lui répond. 





(322 x 5) divided by 2 + 8 
20071128 

Kim pose la question : Solve
(322 x 5) divided by 2 + 8 Leeanne Boehm lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20071017 

Devon pose la question : What function precedes the other? ie; 18  4 x2 = Penny Nom lui répond. 





15 divided by 5a 
20071012 

Susan pose la question : Is "5a" considered an expression to be solved first, or do you simply go in PEMDAS order with the 15 divided by 5 in the following problem: Evaluate when a = 2 15 divided by 5a Penny Nom lui répond. 





Simplifying algebraic expressions 
20071009 

Sakeena pose la question : (2^2*3)^x+1/2^2x*3x Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Solving arithmetic problems in the right order (BEDMAS) 
20071005 

Kim pose la question : 3+4x2(10 divided by 5)= what? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Is 2^2 = 4 or 4? 
20070123 

Joan pose la question : Is 2 squared, when written without parentheses around the 2, 4 or could this correctly be solved by squaring 2 (2 x 2) for an answer of 4? Or, to correctly get an answer of 4, would the problem have to read (2) squared? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Answer to skill testing question 
20070118 

Mike pose la question : This question was on a ballot. Is the right answer 36 or 1? 5+21X6= Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





(2324/4)525+214 
20061015 

Sherin pose la question : (2324/4)525+214 Penny Nom lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20060924 

Partick pose la question : if you have a question like this (4)(4)+(4)+4 how do you solve it step by step Penny Nom lui répond. 





what is 8+(2)(5)/4(1)4(2+3) 
20060908 

Jordan pose la question : what is 8+(2)(5)/4(1)4(2+3) Paul Betts lui répond. 





16X27+32÷426 
20060820 

Amanda pose la question : The question was 16X27+32÷426. Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20060629 

Jaden pose la question :
(1) A triangle has vertices at (3,3) (7,3) and (2,5). What is the area of the triangle?
Is there a way of doing this so that you dont have to graph it? If the x axis is horizontal can i say it is the base and the yaxis is horizontal meaning the height. Would I be able to do this...3 to 7>9 spaces, 3 to 5>7 spaces9(7)63/2=31.5
(2) A cube has a surface area of 54 square centimeters. What is the volume of the cube in cubic centimeters?
Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Order of Operations 
20060629 

Marcy pose la question : I have been having problems with this skill testing question. I know the rules of operation but I don't understand why they would put it in brackets. Can you help me. I have two answers but I would like to know which one is right. Im having a disagreement with a friend over this matter. Thank you so much
[ (20 + 82  6) ÷ 16 ] x 14 Steve La Rocque and Paul Betts lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20060321 

Andie pose la question : It's been a long time since I've used bedmas. I'm still confused as to what the answer to this question would be.
30  (2 x 9) + (15/3)= Penny Nom lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20060131 

Janielle pose la question : What Do All the Letters In BEDMAS Stand for? Penny lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20051124 

Judy pose la question : My name is Judy and I am a grade 6 teacher.
We have just started our lessons on the order of operations and my students have asked me why we have BEDMAS and what is the logic to it.
Is there a reason that that we do math in this particular order?
Who invented this rule or how was it decided on and when? Walter Whiteley lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20050901 

A student pose la question : I am a student and am wondering about the answer to this question.
56/2(31)
is the answer 7?
Harley Weston lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20041110 

Andrew pose la question : I'm trying to solve this question, and I can't seem to remember the rules back from my high school days.
(40 x 8 ) / 2 + 55  15 =
Can you help me with the answer? Harley Weston lui répond. 





Bedmas 
20041109 

Fariha pose la question : i have a single line question and am not sure of the method
it would be appreciated if u could send me a method and a solution Q : 1 + 9 / 2 + 5 * 1000
would this be solved by BEDMAS? if not, why? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Bedmas 
20041030 

Gina pose la question : I am just curious whether Bedmas would be used in the following question as it is not in the typical Bedmas format.
Multiply 12 x 24
Add 26
Divide by 2
Subtract 7
Would we go about doing it in the sequence it is given or in Bedmas ? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20040904 

Leanne pose la question : 6 + 3  2 x 3 = Claude Tardif lui répond. 





50/5x  y 
20040822 

Rick pose la question : Niece has a question that was marked wrong but we are unable to determine how the teacher calculated and arrived at the answer? The problem was as follows:
50 / 5x  y =
x=5
y=1 Harley Weston and Leeanne Boehm lui répond. 





(3x50)+20/5=? 
20040403 

A student pose la question : what is the answer to:
(3x50)+20/5=? Penny Nom lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20040320 

Brad pose la question : I am in grade 7. My teacher tells me brackets always first, well i know that but, 5 (4) x 2
Does the (4) count as a bracket or is it just telling you not to minus 4 from 5 but to multiply 5 x 4 ? Am i correct? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20040128 

John pose la question :
I am trying to find out any information concerning the development of the order of operations. for example, when (why/how) did it become the case that 2 + 3 x 5 =17, rather than 25.
any insight is appreciated. Thank you.
Penny Nom lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20040121 

Jessica and her mom pose la question :
my mom and I were wondering 2 things.
1. what is the reason for having bedmas.
2. 5+54+[6x3(6+13x2) 5+9]
Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20030907 

Brian pose la question :
It has to do with the 4 rules of operations, Parentheses first before operations outside/evaluate all exponential expressions/all multiplication and divisions/then all additions and subtractions. Who made these rules and when did they make them,,, I know its somewhat of an unorthadox question but I must know. I would really appreciate it. Penny Nom lui répond. 





43(m+1)=(38) 
20030625 

Jamie pose la question :
I have a problem, like most of your mailers, I do remember BEDMAS but maybe I'm missing the finer points! It's been a while, he goes 43(m+1)=(38) Penny Nom lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20030531 

Kristie pose la question : (3x50)+20/5=?
I know bedmas but i forget how to do it. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20030216 

A student pose la question : How is the order of operation used in everyday life other than in a math class or at school? Also .... Can you give me a list of all the mathematician that are still living that uses the order of operation? Claude Tardif lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20030215 

Debbie pose la question : Question: 20(9+4)x7=? Possible answer 71 or 49? Penny Nom lui répond. 





BEDMAS 
20030209 

Stefanie pose la question : I do remember the rules of BEDMAS, but for some reason this question puzzles me. 6 X 9  3 + 44 I started with the Multiplication 54  3 + 44 But then I got stuck, do I proceed with adding the 44 and subtracting the 3 or figure out what 3 + 44 is, but then how would that work with 54?
Penny Nom lui répond. 





3810+12divided by4multiplied by 16 
20020830 

Brenda pose la question : my math question is as follows: 3810+12divided by4multiplied by 16=? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20020718 

Danna pose la question : I would like to know how to solve this type of problem; I already have the answer. Problem: 2 [5 (4 + 6)  2] = 96 Also, what do you call this type of problem? Thanks a lot. Penny Nom lui répond. 





8/13*26/27 
20020501 

Arias pose la question : 8/13*26/27= Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20001126 

Margaret Pratt pose la question : My daughter has a math question and I am afraid I am of no help. Can you help? 2x5/2+15= She arrives at 8 as the answer and has been told this is incorrect. Any help you can give would be appreciated. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20000919 

Nicole pose la question : the problem is, 4x818 divided by 6= do you solve this by doing 4x8=32 then by dividing 18by 6= 3, then subtracting 3 from 32 = 29? If not what is the order of operation? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Eligibility in a contest 
20000314 

Ken Rabley pose la question : Hi, hoping you can help. Dispute among coworkers. Tell me, what is the correct answer to the following question: 1936 + (2406/4812) x (4756  3256) + 1250 Seems this is the question for eligibility in a contest...We have come up with various solutions, all which may be correct. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20000227 

Mildred Saulsbery pose la question : Find the value of the expression. 6(5+1)  9(1+1) _____________ 5(8  6) 2^{3} Harley Weston lui répond. 





Order of operations 
20000116 

Dorothy pose la question : I was wondering if you could tell me where I can get some info. on how to solve the following problem. I was given the answer but I don't know how it is solved. 4+2x(6x2)5=23 Penny Nom lui répond. 





Order of operations 
19991025 

Garrett pose la question : 99*(57+76)*91085/9 Penny Nom lui répond. 





(5)^2, 5^2 and (5)^2 
19991013 

Jennifer Brown pose la question : What is the difference between the following problems: (5)^{2}, 5^{2} and (5)^{2} Our text book (Beginning Algebra, fourth edition, published by McGraw Hill, by Streeter, Huthison and Hoetzle) says the second and third problem are exactly the same. I don't see how that can be. Is there a mathematical rule that explains this? Penny Nom lui répond. 





8*(5a)=15 
19990922 

Shelby pose la question : 8*(5a)=15 i cannot get this question!! please help me!! Harley Weston lui répond. 

